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539. Gendered Blues Subjectivities and Racial Politics across Southern History

Saturday, 5 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Beacon F, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Adam Gussow, Univ. of Mississippi

1. "The Devil's Son-in-Law: Blues Masculinity, Interracial Sexuality, and the Infrapolitics of Jim Crow," Adam Gussow

2. "'What Would the Music Be Like?': Revolutionary Music in Alice Walker's Meridian," Courtney George, Columbus State Univ.

3. "'If Your Heart Been Broken, Call on the Handy Man': Female Sexuality and Revisionist Masculinities in Contemporary Southern Soul-Blues," Nicholas Gorrell, Univ. of Mississippi

Responding: R. A. Lawson, Dean Coll.

For abstracts, write to after 15 Nov.


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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